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Old 4th June 2013, 14:47   #16
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Dear DKG & Salman ,

Thanks for your kind encouragement, the other Packard went to a friend in Lucknow and this one came to me , personal commitments amongst friends .

Believe it or not - I am waiting to paint the older car buff/ khaki and cream - before I detail the restoration of that one. The only reason why the car has disappeared from public domain is it's present maroon and black livery.

For old times sake photographs of the other Packard



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Back to the Clipper :

The initial grooming & work assessment :

First identification tags and some elbow grease to make the car presentable - that is me with the scrubbing brush and the lapping paste :
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Assessment of the body & tinwork :
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& the inside ( cabin space ) :
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Lastly the engine :

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It is necessary to record every thing , we will have to put hings back and the photographs are a excellent reference , I would have about a 1000 photographs for each one of the cars restored by Perak & I.

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Dear DKG & Salman ,

Thanks for your kind encouragement, the other Packard went to a friend in Lucknow and this one came to me , personal commitments amongst friends .

Believe it or not - I am waiting to paint the older car buff/ khaki and cream - before I detail the restoration of that one. The only reason why the car has disappeared from public domain is it's present maroon and black livery.

For old times sake photographs of the other Packard

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Is the convertible in Post # 16 the ex-Tonk car ?
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......Those 36/37's were such handsome cars.
Agree with you wholeheartedly.

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Is the convertible in Post # 16 the ex-Tonk car ?
I think that the ex-Tonk car is different. Was that not the car with the extra headlights cut into the front mudguards? That car is now in south India.

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Your car shared the same combination like my car and another one in Jodhpur all three are same in their original Avataars.

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The initial grooming & work assessment :

First identification tags and some elbow grease to make the car presentable - that is me with the scrubbing brush and the lapping paste :
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Chauhan there are two 36's ? One with you and another with friend? or the 36 you had was painted the red/black which went to your friend that you will eventually paint cream? Even in those unrestored pictures that car looks so gorgeous, love the shape of the 36 conv

Harit if I remember correctly the 38 convertible with additional headlamps in fender came from Banaras I think. BTW is the 37 with Atul still there?

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Chauhan there are two 36's ? One with you and another with friend? or the 36 you had was painted the red/black which went to your friend that you will eventually paint cream? Even in those unrestored pictures that car looks so gorgeous, love the shape of the 36 conv

Harit if I remember correctly the 38 convertible with additional headlamps in fender came from Banaras I think. BTW is the 37 with Atul still there?
The additional lamps car is in the south and if correct is silver and black awaiting its fate in a collection. The Tonk car I have no clue where it disappeared. The cars with Mr Chauhan and his friend in the statement have confused me

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The "Tonk" Packard from Prewarcar, a while ago. I do not know anymore!

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Sirs,

There is only one 1936 120B Packard in Lucknow , it used to be with me , but then went to a friend. The same car used to be with the Nawab of Tonk , his name appears in the Registration documents as one of the previous owners. The details in the pre-war clipping are correct - I posted them ages ago. If I remember correctly we had somebody from the Tonk family on this forum - when the car was discussed earlier and pre-war also had a photograph of the Nawab of Tonk for the clipping.

The Vijaygarh ( Benares ) car with the extra lamp and the red state identification plate was sold to somebody in South .

My apologies for any confusion , but the pre-war clipping also attributes the text and photopraphs to me. When I said the 2 Packards I meant the 1936 & the 1947 cars.

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Back to the Clipper :

The initial grooming & work assessment :

First identification tags and some elbow grease to make the car presentable - that is me with the scrubbing brush and the lapping paste :
Is the car at the back, the brown and cream car (the '58 Ford) an original Lucknow car? I used to see one parked at Hazratganj in my childhood (early '70s), although I don't remember the make/model - only remember the colour combo as predominantly a dark brown (chocolate) with cream accents. Beautiful car that was, whatever she was, still evocative! So, I was just wondering if...
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Is the car at the back, the brown and cream car (the '58 Ford) an original Lucknow car?

It is the same car - via the STC to Tikra ( an estate near Lucknow - not the Cadillac people ) , then the Kappors ( Furniture people ) before leaving Lucknow for Corbett and towed back from there by us.

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It is the same car - via the STC to Tikra ( an estate near Lucknow - not the Cadillac people ) , then the Kappors ( Furniture people ) before leaving Lucknow for Corbett and towed back from there by us.
Thank you, Skipper! That's a almost 40 year-old memory at peace now, seeing her again so many years later! For some reason this car really caught my fancy, at very first glance one balmy evening at Hazratganj - and I've held a torch for the dark chocolate-cream combo as well, ever since. I would see her on and off on trips to the market, but mostly from across the road since I wasn't considered old enough to be allowed to cross it on my own, and my parents were tired of tagging along every time I went chasing after some automobile or the other! Even though dad was no less an auto buff himself!

I went away to hostel thereafter, and could never sight the car again on trips during the vacations for some reason. I have often wondered about her ever since over the years. Really good to see her again - almost like seeing a dear 'ol person after ages!

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And the best part is that I now know that she's a Ford! Fairlane, right?

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